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POLICY NO. 1010 - Authority of Board of Directors

1010.10  Board Authority:   The Board is the unit of authority. Individual officers or other Board Members cannot purport to speak on behalf of, represent, make expenditures on behalf of, or attempt to obligate, bind, or commit the District unless specifically authorized by the Board to do so. Apart from the normal function as part of the unit, the Board Member has no individual authority. The Board Member does not represent any fractional segment of the community but is rather a part of the body which represents and acts for the community as a whole.  No individual member of the Board, by virtue of holding office, shall exercise any administrative responsibility with respect to the District or as an individual command the services of any District employee unless authorized by other policies. All actions of the Board shall be taken only in official Board meetings.

1010.20  Board Responsible for Policy:  The Board shall concern itself primarily with broad questions of policy rather than with administrative details.  The Board is responsible for the formulation and evaluation of all policies and for monitoring the District’s progress in complying with all policies.

1010.30  General Manager: The Board is responsible for hiring and firing the General Manager and shall conduct a performance review of the General Manager not less than once each fiscal year. The Board shall also approve all actions outside the scope  of duties of the General Manager.

1010.40  General Counsel: The Board is responsible for contracting for the District’s General Counsel.

1010.50 Auditor: The Board is responsible for contracting for the District’s Auditor.

1010.60 Annual Budget:  The Board shall approve the District’s Annual Budget and amended budgets; approve the movement of monies between and among Funds; approve all investment of idle funds; approve the District’s Appropriations Limits and approve all expenditures of $5,000 or more.

1010.70  Ordinances and Resolutions:  The Board shall approve all ordinances and resolutions governing the operation of the District.

1010.80 Contractual Agreements:  The Board shall approve all contractual Agreements for services provided by contractors or other governmental agencies.

1010.90  Real Property:  The Board is the sole authority to convey real property or real property rights.

Renamed, Amended and Renumbered: November 9, 2010

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